Post: Secretary

The South African High Commission requires the services of a Secretary (Political Section).


  • A minimum of 12 years schooling.
  • One year Secretarial Diploma / Certificate.
  • Proficiency in business English.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Secretary / Personal Assistant.
  • Previous experience in a Diplomatic Mission and knowledge of South Africa would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in various software programmes (Microsoft Office).

Duties include:

  • Provide Secretarial duties and diary management to the High Commissioner and other Officials
  • Organising travel and itineraries
  • Assisting with co-ordination of diplomatic and social events.
  • Attend to logistics for functions.
  • Assisting with all administration and clerical functions related to the Office of the High Commissioner and Political Section.
  • Writing and processing of official documentation in English.


A minimum salary of AUD 51,985-00 per annum excluding benefits. The starting salary will be calculated according to qualifications and years of relevant experience.


Applicants should submit their applications together with the following documentation:

  • A cover letter
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of qualifications
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Applications must include at least three contactable references

Applications and relevant documents must be sent to:

South African High Commission
Corner State Circle and Rhodes Place
Canberra 2600 ACT

For attention: Ms N Madisha

Closing Date For Applications

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15h00 Friday, 24 March 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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